Calling all RACERS...

Murray State University

Murray State Admissions

MSU does not have an admissions deadline. So if you want to be a RACER and have not applied, don't worry MSU is still accepting applications!


Requirements to be accepted:

18 or higher on the ACT

3.0 GPA or top half of your graduating class

(you must have both or at least one to be accepted)

Academic Options:

Bachelor’s Programs: 155

Most Popular Undergraduate Fields:

  • Nursing
  • Animal Health Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Business Administration
  • Biology

National Rankings

U.S. News Best College for 23 consecutive years. The 2014 rankings place Murray State 8th among the top public regional universities in the South and the 14th-ranked public regional university in the nation.

Forbes Top College for five consecutive years. In addition to being named to the 2013 America’s Top Colleges list, Forbes also designated Murray State as one of “America’s Top 100 Best Buy" colleges for the fourth year in a row.

G.I. Jobs magazine ranked MSU a “2014 Military Friendly School.” The list honors the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

The Chronicle of Higher Education named Murray State one of its “2013 Great Colleges to Work For.” The designation specifically recognizes MSU for ““Professional/Career Development Programs,” "Respect and Appreciation" and "Teaching Environment."